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Woman killed husband, 2 adult kids before killing herself

Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself.

The Oakland County medical examiner’s office says 47-year-old Daniel Stuart was a victim of a homicide, along with 27-year-old Steven Stuart and 24-year-old Bethany Stuart.

Investigator Keith Batchelor tells the Detroit Free Press that 45-year-old Lauren Stuart killed herself with a gun. The bodies were discovered Friday at their home in Keego Harbor, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

A neighbor, Jacquelyn Tristani, says the family was quiet and that Lauren Stuart would occasionally borrow tools. She says sometimes “you don’t know your neighbors like you maybe should.”


Information from: Detroit Free Press,

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Teen boy accused in Kentucky school shooting indicted as adult

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AAD 2018: Emphasis on ‘Adult’ Education, Engagement

SAN DIEGO — An emphasis on more “adult-style” learning will bring more live-patient and hands-on education to the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), which begins here today.

Live patient demonstrations will include several sessions on cosmetic dermatology procedures, such as augmentation procedures involving injectable neuromodulators. Limited enrollment in the sessions will allow small groups of dermatology to learn skills from experienced practitioners, some of whom are world-renowned experts in the field of cosmetic dermatology, said AAD scientific assembly committee chair Erik Stratman, MD, of the Marshield Clinic in Wisconsin.

“We’re also excited about patient simulations, where actors will portray dermatology patients with specific concerns, which allows assessment of [clinician] communication skills, and where necessary, help build those skills,” said Stratman. “The situations might involve an ‘unhappy’ patient, a patient with unrealistic expectations, or any number of other patient scenarios that we all find challenging.”

The actors all have training in patient simulation and will stay in character throughout a simulated experience and then break from character to provide feedback about how a clinician interacted with the patient.

“Clinicians can find this sort of training valuable, as the simulated patients offer tips and advice about how to communicate effectively with patients, even during difficult circumstances,” said Stratman.

Also new to the annual meeting, hands-on sessions involving cadavers allow dermatologists to learn surgical procedures from experts in the field. First-time program additions include sessions on scar revision, electrosurgery, laser and light therapy, and varicose veins and telangiectasia.

Continuing the educational transition, more of the traditional lecture sessions and symposia will include audience response opportunities, encouraging greater involvement and engagement with attendees. The feedback often will be incorporated into the learning objectives and process.

“Adult learning theory has taught us that adults learn better when they are more actively involved in the learning experience,” said Stratman. “In addition, these sessions help participants quality for maintenance-of-certification credit.”

The plenary session will continue the emphasis on contemporaneous issues in dermatology with separate presentations on quality-of-life (QOL) measurement in dermatology and physician burnout. Patient-related QOL increasingly will figure into assessments of quality of care. The presentation on physician burnout will include a review of data from a recent nationwide assessment of physicians, as well as a discussion of issues specific to dermatology, whose practitioners ranked high on the list of specialties affected by burnout.

“Burnout is one of the biggest issues affecting dermatology today,” said Stratman. “We’re not the most burned out, but we had the biggest increase in burnout in the latest survey.”

Best-selling author Abraham Verghese, MD, known for his writings about the humanistic side of healthcare, will deliver the plenary keynote address. His presentation will zero in on “this killer of physicians, which is burnout,” covering physician wellness and the search for meaning in a professional life.

Another AAD tradition will continue on Saturday, as four sessions of late-breaking abstracts will take place over the course of the day. Two morning sessions will provide new data from clinical studies in procedural dermatology and basic science/pathology. Afternoon sessions will focus on major clinical trials and pediatric dermatology. Data from 10-12 studies will be reported at each of the 2-hour sessions.

Regular attendees of the AAD annual meeting will note the continuing presence of sessions and topics that traditionally have attracted attention and large audiences. As an example, multiple programs will focus on all aspects of psoriasis.

“I think dermatologists today are living in the ‘golden age’ of therapy for moderate to severe psoriasis,” said Stratman. “There have been so many advances in the medication ‘quiver of arrows,’ if you will. for psoriasis.”

“When you come to a meeting like this and watch how people ‘vote with their feet,’ the sessions on the common diseases that dermatologists see and the therapies to treat those common diseases, they always attract large audiences,” he added.

Courses emphasizing practical aspects of dermatology practice — clinical pearls, tips and advice, meet the experts — always attract large crowds, and the program for this year’s meeting will include numerous sessions to meet the informational needs of dermatologists.

Cost of care, specifically the cost of medications, has a prominent place in the program, as it has for several years. With regard to dermatology, the cost and access to medications often surpass availability of effective therapies as the predominant issue.

The AAD annual meeting will continue through Tuesday.

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South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

Jesse Osborne faces from 30 years to life in prison if he is convicted on charges that include murder and attempted murder. He is also accused of shooting a teacher and one other student who survived, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Osborne, then 14, killed his father Jeffrey Osborne, 47, in September 2016 in their home in Townville, South Carolina, about 40 miles (64.4 km) from Greenville.

Prosecutors said he then drove to Townville Elementary School, crashed a pickup truck into a fence and began shooting with a handgun on the school playground. He was tackled by a firefighter, who pinned him down until police arrived, authorities said.

One student, Jacob Hall, 6, was shot in the leg and died three days after the attack.

Prosecutor David Wagner said in a statement he was pleased that Osborne was charged as an adult. The decision came after a court hearing this week.

“This case has been sad for everyone involved,” Frank Eppes, an attorney for Osborne, said by telephone. Eppes also questioned a confession police say they obtained from the teenager, arguing the interview was conducted without an attorney present.

The crime rocked the small South Carolina town and also had national implications.

Jacob’s friend, first-grader Ava Olsen, witnessed the shooting and in a letter last year to U.S. President Donald Trump obtained by the Washington Post and local media, told him she was scared and pleaded with him to keep kids safe from guns. Trump replied it was brave of her to share her story, they said.

The decision in South Carolina came in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which a gunman fatally shot 17 people and injured more than a dozen.

Reporting by Harriet McLeod in Charleston, S.C.Writing by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, TexasEditing by Matthew Lewis

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Here Are the Adult Industry Performers and Models With Alleged Ties to Donald Trump

Allegations that Donald Trump had an extramarital affair with 1998 Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal are the latest in an escalating series of accusations about the president’s involvement with sex workers and models.

The White House has denied all of the claims of sexual impropriety. New allegations surface regularly, though. In December, three women who had accused the president of sexual misconduct called on Congress to investigate the growing number of claims. One of those women, Rachel Crooks, is now running for Ohio’s state legislature. Other people who have accused Trump of kissing or groping them include a former contestant on The Apprentice and a former Miss Finland.

The most eye-catching allegations, though, center around Trump’s relationships with people in the adult entertainment industry. Here’s a rundown of the four women in that field who have spoken out about Trump.

Karen McDougal—The New Yorker reports Trump and McDougal had an affair two years into his marriage with Melania. Using McDougal’s own handwritten recollections of the affair (which were sent to a friend at the time), the publication says Trump and McDougal met at a pool party at the Playboy Mansion in 2006. A nine-month affair allegedly followed until McDougal ended it in 2007.

Stormy Daniels—Daniels (who real name is Stephanie Clifford) is perhaps the highest profile person who is allegedly part of Trump’s past. The porn star was paid $130,000 by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, allegedly to ensure her silence over a reported 2006 affair with Trump, but news of the relationship just broke in January. Daniels has parlayed that fame to her financial benefit, embarking on a feature dancing tour at gentlemen’s clubs around the country, leaving her long-time professional home of Wicked Pictures for a high-dollar exclusive contract with porn studio Mindgeek. She is reportedly shopping her story to media outlets, believing that Cohen’s admission he had paid the money frees her from the non-disclosure aggrement she signed.

Jessica Drake—Drake came forward during the 2016 election, accusing Trump of offering her $10,000 and the use of his private jet to sleep with her during a 2006 golf tournament in Lake Tahoe (the same tournament, apparently, where he met Daniels). Drake has not made follow up comments since her original accusation, referring questions to her attorney Gloria Allred. Speaking with Fortune earlier this year, she denied reports she was legally prohibited from discussing the matter.

“I never signed an NDA, nor did I take money from him or anyone in his camp for anything, nor did I sell my story to any outlet because that’s not what it’s about,” she said. “I’m in this for the long run and I’m not in this for money.”

Alana Evans—Evans (whose real name is Dawn Vanguard) says she was invited to join Daniels and Trump in a threesome, according to People. Evans said she refused the offer, saying she wasn’t attracted to Trump.

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Free Adult Flu Vaccines Available in Dallas County – NBC 5 Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu vaccines to underinsured and uninsured adults, and extending free vaccinations at several clinics.

The flu vaccine is available to underinsured and uninsured adults who live in the 75104 ZIP code in Cedar Hill on Monday, Feb. 19, from 8-10 a.m. at the Cedar Hill Rec Center, 310 East Parkerville Road.

The vaccine will also be available to 75247 ZIP code residents in Dallas at the Mexican Consulate, 1210 Riverbend Drive, on Monday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Additionally, DCHHS extended the free adult flu vaccinations at the following clinics while supplies last:

  • Main DCHHS Immunization Clinic, 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Irving Branch Immunization Clinic, 440 South Nursery Road, Irving, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • John West Branch Immunization Clinic, 3312 North Buckner Blvd. Suite 200, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Oak Cliff Branch Immunization Clinic, 1113 East Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Health officials say older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children and infants are more vulnerable to severe flu illness.

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How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It’s Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there is no contract locking us to the other person, as in marriage, and there are no blood bonds, as in family. Friendships are flexible. “We choose our friends, and our friends choose us,” says William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University. “That’s a really distinctive attribute of friendships.”

But modern life can become so busy that people forget to keep choosing each other. That’s when friendships fade, and there’s reason to believe it’s happening more than ever. Loneliness is on the rise, and feeling lonely has been found to increase a person’s risk of dying early by 26%–and to be even worse for the body than obesity and air pollution. Loneliness wreaks health havoc in many ways, particularly because it removes the safety net of social support. “When we perceive our world as threatening, that can be associated with an increase in heart rate and blood pressure,” says Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University and author of the recent study linking loneliness to mortality. Over time, she says, these effects can lead to hypertension, which increases risk for cardiovascular disease.

The antidote is simple: friendship. It helps protect the brain and body from stress, anxiety and depression. “Being around trusted others, in essence, signals safety and security,” says Holt-Lunstad. A study last year found that friendships are especially beneficial later in life. Having supportive friends in old age was a stronger predictor of well-being than family ties–suggesting that the friends you pick may be at least as important as the family you’re born into.

Easy as the fix may sound, it can be difficult to keep and make friends as an adult. But research suggests that you only need between four and five close pals. If you’ve ever had a good one, you know what you’re looking for. “The expectations of friends, once you have a mature understanding of friendship, don’t really change across the life course,” Rawlins says. “People want their close friends to be someone they can talk to, someone they can depend upon and someone they enjoy.”

If you’re trying to replenish a dried-up friendship pool, start by looking inward. Think back to how you met some of your very favorite friends. Volunteering on a political campaign or in a favorite spin class? Playing in a band? “Friendships are always about something,” says Rawlins. Common passions help people bond at a personal level, and they bridge people of different ages and life experiences.

Whatever you’re into, someone else is too. Let your passion guide you toward people. Volunteer, for example, take a new course or join a committee at your local religious center. If you like yoga, start going to classes regularly. Fellow dog lovers tend to congregate at dog runs. Using apps and social media–like Facebook to find a local book club–is also a good way to find simpatico folks.

Once you meet a potential future friend, then comes the scary part: inviting them to do something. “You do have to put yourself out there,” says Janice McCabe, associate professor of sociology at Dartmouth College and a friendship researcher. “There’s a chance that the person will say no. But there’s also the chance they’ll say yes, and something really great could happen.”

The process takes time, and you may experience false starts. Not everyone will want to put in the effort necessary to be a good friend.

Which is reason enough to nurture the friendships you already have–even those than span many miles. Start by scheduling a weekly phone call. “It seems kind of funny to do that, because we often think about scheduling as tasks or work,” says McCabe. “But it’s easy, especially as an adult, to lose track of making time for a phone call.” When a friend reaches out to you, don’t forget to tell them how much it means to you.

It’s never too late to start being a better pal. The work you put into friendships–both new and old–will be well worth it for your health and happiness.

This appears in the February 26, 2018 issue of TIME.

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Expert says accused Townville shooter Jesse Osborne, 15, should be tried as adult


McKindra Bibb, Digital Forensics Investigator for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, says what she found on Jesse Osborne’s phone, as told during a waiver hearing in Anderson on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
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After hours of testimony Thursday that detailed a dark history of online activity leading up to the Townville Elementary School shootings of Sept. 28, 2016, forensic psychiatrist James Ballenger testified that he believes the accused shooter, Jesse Osborne, 15, should be tried as an adult.

Testimony in the hearing to determine if Osborne, who was 14 at the time of the shootings, will be tried as an adult continued until about 9:45 p.m., and it’s scheduled to resume Friday around 9:30 a.m.

“In my opinion he should be waived up to General Sessions (adult court) for the protection of the public,” Ballenger said.

Clinical neuropsychologist Mark Wagner testified earlier Thursday that rehabilitation “is not likely going to be successful” for Osborne.

“The planning around this was elaborate. He knew the police response time, how long it would take SWAT to respond, the school schedule,” said Wagner, who works at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. “I think it would be a danger to the public if he was released… He told me he enjoys thinking about killing other people.”

Osborne is accused of killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne, and then opening fire on the Townville Elementary playground, where 6-year-old Jacob Hall was mortally wounded. 

He searched online for information about the Columbine and Sandy Hook school shootings, repeatedly viewed a video of someone torturing and killing kittens, and, on the day of his alleged crimes, sought details on how to unlock a gun safe, according to testimony.

This county just made every adult an organ donor

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Senators in the Netherlands approved a new law Tuesday that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out.

The law narrowly passed in the upper house of the Dutch parliament. The lower house last year passed the legislation with a one-vote majority.

The law’s drafter, Pia Dijkstra, said that under the new system — which is similar to donation laws in Belgium and Spain — every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after death.

“They will be able to reply: yes, no, my next of kin will decide or a specific person will decide,” Dijkstra said in a statement.

Those who do not respond to the first letter, or to a second letter six weeks later, will be considered organ donors, although they can amend their status at any time.

The Dutch Kidney Foundation called the vote “a real breakthrough for patients on waiting lists,” saying that research in other countries with similar systems show an increase in registrations of organ donors.

The foundation’s director, Tom Oostrom, said the new law means “hundreds of patients will get back their lives and freedom.”

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Attorney Says He Paid Adult Film Actress Who Alleges Affair With Trump

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, says he paid $130,000 to adult film star.

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, says he paid $130,000 to adult film star.

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Updated at 2:51 p.m. ET

President Trump’s personal attorney says he paid $130,000 to an adult film star who said she had an affair with Trump.

In a statement first provided to The New York Times, Michael Cohen says that “in a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford. Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.”

Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, says she met Trump during a golf tournament in 2006. In a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly, she said she had an affair with Trump while he was married to his current wife, Melania, shortly after she gave birth to their son, Barron. Cohen has stated that Trump has denied the affair. After the allegations became public, Clifford went on a publicity tour but was coy about the specifics.

On Wednesday, Daniels’ manager, Gina Rodriguez, told The Associated Press that Cohen had violated the non-disclosure agreement between Daniels and Cohen and that the actress was now free to tell her side of the story.

“Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Rodriguez told the AP.

Cohen says his payment to Clifford, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, “was lawful and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.” Cohen initially denied making the payments in the first Wall Street Journal story.

He cited a complaint filed by Common Cause to the Federal Election Commission that he said “alleges that I somehow violated campaign finance laws by facilitating an excess, in-kind contribution.” Cohen says the allegation in the complaint “are factually unsupported and without legal merit,” adding his counsel has submitted a response to the FEC.

Cohen said he would not have any further comment on the complaint or Clifford.

Paul Seamus Ryan, the lawyer for Common Cause who filed the FEC complaint, said Cohen’s denial only included the Trump Organization and Trump campaign, not Trump himself.

Cohen “did not remove the possibility that he was reimbursed by Donald Trump himself or by someone other than Donald Trump, for this payment,” said Ryan.

Of Cohen’s allegation that the payment to Daniels had nothing to do with the campaign, Ryan said, “this came came a week after the Access Hollywood tapes, so the Trump campaign already was mired in sexual misconduct allegations, or a sexual misconduct scandal.”

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